Mistress of Chaos is up to ~60,000 words, which means it’s doing quite well overall. It’s longer than I expected it to be when I got to this point, but that’s sort of how it goes! I think it’s going to be enjoyable, but I’m really, really hoping it doesn’t push to the same length as Adept of Chaos. That was incredibly exhausting for me, and screwed up my hope-for scheduling. We shall see!
On the other end of things, Embers of War has slowed down a bit and is at ~77,500 words. It seems that writing two novels at full speed simultaneously is simply not doable for me long-term. Hopefully I’ll finish it and get it out, but… that’s sort of the way it goes.
As a secondary note, I was informed that Tess Irondale was cast as the narrator of Talyn: Rebirth, which is a good part of why it’s taking so long for the audiobook to come out. I’m really excited by that, since I’ve heard she’s an amazing narrator, and am expecting it to be out in August or September. After a good deal of running the numbers and poking my muse for her opinion, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be working on Talyn’s Saga after finishing Mistress of Chaos. Alas, Ruethwyn will have to wait a bit longer.